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Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.

 

We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.

One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."

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One thousand Greenpeace Kids for Forests

Image | 17 April, 2002 at 1:00

One thousand Greenpeace Kids for Forests march in the Hague, during the Ancient Forest Summit.

Vicwood-Thanry destroying Cameroon's ancient forests

Publication | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

Mahogany shipment blocked

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today temporarily blockaded and closed the warehouses of Red Madeiras Tropicais (Red Rainforest Timber) in the Paraná state of Brazil.

Kids for Forests at Hague summit

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

One thousand "Kids for Forests" marched through the Hague today to call for ancient forest protection.

Finnish logging HQ occupied

Feature story | 16 April, 2002 at 0:00

Yesterday Greenpeace activists began a five day protest at the state-owned Finnish Forest Park Services headquarters near the Finnish capital.

Greenpeace activists board the vessel 'MV

Image | 15 April, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists board the vessel 'MV Zini' in Greece to protest unloading of Liberian ancient forest timber.

A decade of underfunding

Publication | 15 April, 2002 at 0:00

In the last ten years since the Rio Earth Summit ancient forests have continued to diappear at an alarming rate. Develpment assistance has done little to reverse this trend and foreign aid for conservation has actually been shrinking.

Look before you log

Publication | 15 April, 2002 at 0:00

This report explores the use of logging moratoria to support ancient forest conservation and sustainable use including a look at seven case studies from around the world.

Star Wars activists free

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 0:00

Four Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists who faced felony charges following a peaceful protest against the US Star Wars missile programme last July have walked free from court with varying probationary periods and one sentence of...

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